Smile While You Still Have Teeth

Hey y’all! I am back with another exciting sponsored post! I am super excited to share this one with you guys! So we all know how important dental care is so when Smile Brilliant reached out to me I was ecstatic. As someone who wore braces for four years… yes, you heard that right! I wore braces from seventh grade to eleventh grade. Taking care of my teeth has always been important to me. I mean we all want healthy, white teeth. Well, do I have the best news for you!

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Not only do my teeth look whiter, they feel cleaner too. I have used an electric toothbrush for years. I was using an Oral B electric toothbrush, but after I tried this one for a week I was hooked! It has 5 different brush modes instead of just the one! It has clean, whiten, massage, gum care, and sensitive. It also has a built-in 30-second timer so you know when to move to the next teeth. The battery lasts for 30 days on a full charge! Plus it comes with an awesome charger and two replacement toothbrush heads. On top of all of that, it also comes with a two-year warranty! I have always wanted a whiter smile and whitening strips were never my first option due to my sensitive enamel, but now all I need is this magical toothbrush.

 

Now for the really good news… Smile Brilliant and I have teamed up to give one lucky person a toothbrush! You can enter the giveaway here. If you want to purchase one right now because you just can’t wait to have a sparkling smile then head to their website and enter the code virginiaisforprepsters20 for 20% of the cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush. I cannot wait for you all to join me in smiling fearlessly!

 

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She’s A Wildflower That Won’t Be Cut Down

Hey y’all! Today I am talking about this adorable fall dress! It looks kind of like the Free People one, but this one is a lot more affordable and is from New York and Company. I am in love with the embroidered cream flowers. It is comfortable, cute, and makes for the perfect little fall outfit. I have paired this dress with so many different pairs of shoes. It is so versatile. This time I decided to dress it up with black suede platforms. I am obsessed with these shoes and I get compliments every time I wear them. They were a splurge, but 100% worth the money. I wear them all the time to dress up a really simple outfit. I linked the shoes for you here. I promise you can walk miles in these heels and never hurt. Not to mention the heels are really supportive so you do not have to worry about breaking an ankle. Beauty is pain, but in this case, it does not have to be! These earrings are a favorite and are from Brynn Hudson! My earrings are linked here.  They are lightweight and still make a statement! Lastly, my purse is from a spring FabFitFun box and I have been obsessed since the day I received it. Unfortunately, they do not sell it currently. By the way, this outfit has been Tucker approved and a fall staple for me!

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Hey y’all! ‘Tis the season to make weekly skinnies actually become weekly again. I have received a lot of requests lately to get more personal on the blog so I am really going to open up. Lately life has been short of fantastic. That is part of the reason why I have been relatively absent from the blog. Now I have decided to open up and talk to all my blogging friends and readers.

These past few weeks have been busy and unpredictable. I have been buried by homework, I have been sick for about three weeks, I have been unable to find a job, and I have been struggling with the long distance aspect of my relationship a lot. Additionally, I have been trying to take blog photos, create new content, collaborate with brands, train a puppy, clean my apartment, attend class, and take care of myself as well. Last week I became a little discouraged with blogging too. I have been doing this for over a year and sometimes I feel like I am talking only to myself on the blog or my Instagram posts just are not being seen. I seem to hit this plateau on the number of followers for the blog Instagram. I feel as if I will never hit 2000 followers. It has really been a struggle for me. I have started posting more consistently and more frequently. I was also denied from Like to Know it and I am trying to grow the blog and Instagram reach in order to reach my biggest goal of being welcomed into the LTK it community.

On the positive side, I have been connecting with old friends and making new friends. The Influenceher Collective and Sassy Club facebook groups have really helped me lately. So many followers have direct messaged me and encouraged me and I am so thankful. I have come to terms with that this is just a season I am in. In a couple months, all of this will be behind me and I will have grown from it. Right now I am trying to stay positive and motivated. Look forward to seeing lots of motivational quotes on the Instagram stories! And a huge thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to read my blog posts, like my Instagrams, comment on posts, and even direct message me. I am looking forward to sharing lots of upcoming content with you!

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Love is in the Hair

Hey y’all! Long time, no talk. I am pretty sure I promised some more fun collaborations and giveaways. So here I am delivering on my promise. I am super excited about this one!

So I like many girls am super picky when it comes to my hair. Believe it or not, I have really naturally curly, thick hair that is dry and on top of that, I color my hair. I have always had a hard time finding the right shampoo for my hair needs. I cannot even begin to tell you how many shampoos I have purchased just to be disappointed again. From drugstore to salon shampoos, I have tried it all. Luckily I have found the solution to my problem and that is Formulate. Formulate helps you find the perfect shampoo for your hair type as well as the best shampoo for the way you style your hair. Not to mention you even get to pick what you want your shampoo to smell like! For example, my shampoo smells like apples and targets color protection, deep conditioning, hydration, mending split ends, and straightening. It is also formulated to withstand the heat of my curling iron, blow dryer, straightener, and even my favorite dry shampoo. Now washing my hair no longer feels like a chore.

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Now for the best news, Formulate and I have teamed up for a giveaway! One lucky girl will be the winner of her own personalized shampoo and conditioner duo. Even if you do not win you get a $5 off coupon for entering and let me tell you it sure is worth it. My hair has never been happier. Follow my link here or click in my Instagram bio. I cannot wait for you to join the Formulate family and be your own hair goals!

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Thanks Fall, My Muffin Top Is Now A Pumpkin Roll

Hey y’all! Finally back again with another blog post! This will serve as both a mini weekly skinny and an outfit details post! I cannot wait for all the exciting things happening! What are you doing this fall? Taking any exciting trips?

First of all, I named the blog post this relatable title because that is how I am feeling currently. I feel like I am as large as a pumpkin. Life has been so crazy that I have been slacking on the gym, but I have been doing at home workouts and taking long walks to hopefully make up for it. Last week was crazy busy with tests and hanging with the pup! This week my weekend starts on Wednesday! That’s right… on Wednesday I am headed home to Virginia for fall break and I am bringing a friend with me who has never been to Virginia! I am so excited to show off how cute my little hometown is. Not to mention I get to go to the pumpkin patch, get my hair done, and enjoy some home-cooked meals. Nothing like being at home with your best friend and mama when your boyfriend is currently 2500 miles away until February. Christmas can’t come soon enough so I can see him. You better believe I am counting down the days! Anyways, while I am home I will be posting and shooting some new fall content as well as a giveaway so make sure you are on the lookout for that! I am also doing a Q and A blog post coming soon and I look forward to all your questions. Later today I will have a poll on my Instagram stories to see what y’all want to read about on the blog! I am so excited about all my new collaborations and fall outfits coming to the blog! I also am looking for recommendations of fall activities I should try to do this season so if you have any please email me!

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Now time to talk outfits. As you all know I am really feeling the orange this season. So I am back with another early fall outfit since there has been a slight fall breeze here in South Carolina. I paired white linen shorts from Francesca’s with a Francesca’s orange open knotted back sweater and matching orange bralette. My shoes are white mules from Target. I also had to obviously have Tucker in my blog photos in case you get tired of seeing my face all the time you can look at his instead! I apologize in advance for all the orange you are going to see on the blog this season!

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Caught a Serious Case of Fall Fever

Hey y’all! I am finally back to blogging because I got to shoot some fall content. I am feeling refreshed and excited to jump back in the blogging realm again! So who took my pictures you may be wondering? My boyfriend surprised me with a visit from California and we had the best week. How did I get so lucky?

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So today I am sharing my new fall favorite. I am seriously obsessed with this rusty orange color for fall and I have found the perfect maxi! This maxi screams fall photo shoots in an open field or a gorgeous sunset engagement shoot. Before you go searching for it on your own I will tell you that my dress and choker are both from Francesca’s. My shoes are older and they are peep toe tan Steve Madden booties. I am so excited to share some exciting fall looks with you guys over the next couple of months. Who else has fall fever?

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Hey y’all! I am back with another weekly skinny! This weekend I moved into my new apartment and it is adorable. I will be sure to post pictures and a blog post when it is mostly furnished. For now, I do have a picture in front of my building.

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So a little background about my building. It was a bank built in the 1920’s and 2 years ago they decided to make them into apartments. How cool is that? I have always been obsessed with the Roaring Twenties so I am loving living in a building built in that time period. Now I know I claim to be a fashion blogger, but this outfit is not a trend you need to follow! I was moving and I dropped a ceramic crock on my foot so real shoes just are not happening at this moment. Perfect timing I know…

The rest of this week will be spent getting settled into my new place and acquiring some textbooks and school supplies. On Thursday I start my first day of junior year and I am so excited to step on USC campus again! On Friday I leave for Texas finally! I get to see my boyfriend for the whole weekend after two months. I will also be in Texas for my 20th birthday on Sunday!

It is pretty crazy around here right now. Once I get back into the routine I will start regularly posting on the blog again! I am so excited for this new year and this new chapter in my life.

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